I've done quite a bit of it so far as I needed this cross stitch therapy after yesterday's thunderstorms. I really don't like thunderstorms, I pace my house until they are over especially this one. It did a lot of damage in my area.
Anyway........ Onto my little project. This is going to be picture heavy until I complete it...........
8 - 24-2016 I have a finish! I was still thinking and deciding on which to use ( buttons or beads) all day while I was at work. I finally picked the buttons. I can use the floss wrapped beads for another project later. So without further ado here is the finish, just need to finish it into an ornament or maybe a flat-fold. x shrugs x I'll decide later on how I'll do that and I might put the year along the side......
When I last left off I had not done the leaves yet, they are finished with a bit of sparkle on the stems. The stems aren't perfect being as I have just learned a chain stitch with a whip stitch going back over it. I am learning though...... So here's what I have so far but first I have only the berries to add but have asked the Community on Google for opinions before adding them. The question/poll for you is - - - Should I add the button with the 2 holes OR the floss wrapped pony bead shown below?
10 x 10 stretcher bars- (which I rarely use) with a
10 x 10 piece of 14 count cream aida
^ lantern top(roof) - tent stitch - Kreinik # 16 braid 001 Silver
Candle flame - Kreinik #4 braid 002 gold- full cross stitch
Candle light - DMC 727 & 3078 alternated - back stitch with a blending filament (Confetti) over top.
This is as far as I've got, the holly leaves and beads are next. Happy Stitching! ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations~